A £20m cutting-edge R&D facility, dedicated to furthering aerospace, automotive and advanced manufacturing capabilities in the North West of England, has been approved for capital funding from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal.
How do you summarise the takeaways from 186 interactive roundtable discussions, more than a dozen keynote talks, two panel discussions and countless conversations at the coffee station? Here are my own highlights from the two days.
A consortium of partners are embarking on a project to refine the basic science of electron-beam welding over traditional welding techniques, something that could drive down production times in civil nuclear assemblies by as much as 85%.
Graeme Cruickshank highlights the role of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and CPI in bringing together manufacturing partners in academia, industry and government to solve manufacturing challenges, boost UK innovation and create high-value jobs for the UK.